Bulletin: WA000027

Date:
November 20, 1991
To:
All Washington Agents
RE:
Tax Sales

Dear Associates:

In this case the Washington Supreme Court upheld a disputed tax sale of property. In re King County Foreclosure of Liens, 811 P.2d 945 (Wash. 1991).

The court ruled as follows:

Notice of foreclosure containing an incorrect street address is adequate if, taking all circumstances into account, the property description read as a whole provided an intelligent means of identifying the property and was not misleading;

Persons holding easements or covenants were not entitled to notice because their interests would survive the foreclosure;

Interests recorded subsequent to the filing of the certificate of delinquency do not get notice.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
None
Underwriting Manual:
19.00 Tax Titles
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None